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MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
that leadership and what you remember then. congress had to lead america's foreign policy when it came to the issue of south africa. >> it was a very, very tough time. i got elected two months after ronald reagan vetoed the bill and when i met him at the white house that december, he and i got into a rather loud argument of discussion about why it was wrong. he ultimately relented because the senate would have its way. it was a tough fight. i got involved as a student with the movement and led as a member of the city council during which point mr. mandela found out about it and wrote me a short letter that said thank you so much for your support and in bold letters he said don't give up. i thought that was interesting because we didn't want him to give up. it's a tough way to go and to keep this in context. he was up against quite a bit as were the people of south africa. there were a number of determined people here, black, white, jewish who continued it work on behalf of his freedom. >> senator, we have you on not because you are a senator in the u.s. foreign relations committee, but
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
and allowing, at the time, sort of which side of the barricade are you on type of foreign policy and you wonder what is the lesson now, right? what do you takeaway from what frankly where we are, american political culture was slow in many ways. where are we, you know, where are we today. where will we regret in 25 years that we were slow in not being on the right side of an issue or right side of history. >> what nelson mandela has said often when he was dealing with his own internal battles within the black coalition in the government as well as whites which is this idea there was a common purpose for south africa after he was released from south africa and when he came president. that's the kind of lesson that can be shared that transcends south africa in his time. where do countries, where do governments of all branches feel they are in it together and have a common purpose to solve problems, to advance freedom, to advance people from all background. i think that's one of the lessons that he already has given. i think it's amazing that chuck is right, i think he was viewed, mandela was in m
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
and greet with castro. you don't want to be winging foreign policy, making big decisions at a funeral. however, away from cameras' grae glare, they might be able to get a word in. if obama can sneak it in without being taped doing it, he might try it. >> i heard a story from somebody in charge of white house security who was telling me about an event like this that provided an opportunity for a high-ranking u.s. official to meet with a u.s. enemy, but it did provide an opportunity that never would have been there before there was an opportunity for actual diplomacy. of course, on the other hand, as you pointed out, such things can be considered huge mistakes. there was the incident when president obama in 2009 was seen taking a picture, was taking a picture of him shaking hands hu. if cameras aren't around it might be with it. but if they are, to be avoided. >> exactly. you know, this is really a day where everybody's supposed to honor nelson mandela. i'm not sure it's a day of world foreign policy-making for nations. but as i mentioned, face time between world leaders is always benef
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
in recent years. 51% say the president is not tough enough in his approach to foreign policy. ! you how one organization is playing this story on the pew study. you can get the details on the al jazeera met -- on the al jazeera website. then there is this based on your survey, 70% of those surveyed said the u.s. command less respect than it did in the past, matching little scene toward the end of president george w. bush's second term. that was something that was also surprising to us because we also conduct our global attitude studies all over the world. the image of the united states is negative all end ofe world by the george w. bush presidency, then at that .70% of americans say the u.s. was less respected around the world than it has been in the past. when barack obama came into office, we know that around the world u.s. relations improved. about 56% say this was the case in 2009 and in 2012. today it is back to 70%. likely --s are more in the credits have not changed it is not just partisanship driving. but there was a partisanship story there. host: what do we gather from all of that
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am PST
country's foreign policy. after all, the african national congress had been supported by the revolution aers of the world, gadhafi, arafat, castro, but mandela knew what was in his country's best interests. he steered it in a pro-western, pro-democratic, pro-market direction, and yet he kept faith with his old comrades honoring them, never forgetting their support when he and his movement were in the wilderness. his final act of greatness was leaving office. very few black african leaders had ever left office voluntarily in 1999 when nelson mandela did after just one term. he wanted to make sure that south african democracy did not descend into a cult of personality or dynasty. he was in this sense south africa's george washington. as much as one man can shape a country's future, nelson mandela did it for south africa, and in doing so, he also shaped the conscience of the entire world. let's get started. >>> let's go live to johannesburg. we're joined from outside mandela's home in johannesburg. robin, there's a lot of talk about prayer and reflection. today is the day of prayer and ref
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
. it was the first override of a presidential veto on a foreign policy issue in the century. and anti-apartheid leaders credit those sanctions and credit the private divestment movement around the united states and around the world with bringing about the pressure and the isolation that was necessary to eventually humble the apartheid regime. to humble the ruling south african government and bring them to the negotiations that eventually freed nelson mandela and brought him into the apartheid system. the fight here to do that was nothing compared to the fight in south africa, but politically, it was a he can of a fight here too. joining us now is former california congressman and former oakland mayor, ron dellums. he was the sponsor of the 1986 antiapartheid act. congressman dellums, nice to see you. thank you very much for being here. >> it's an honor to be here. i'm one of your great fans, my friend. >> well, thank you. tell me what led you to sponsor the antiapartheid act in the 1986? >> a little-known fact in history is that a group of african-american employees of the polaroid co
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
with the council of foreign relations. book, "foreign policy begins at home." >> we have much more on jobs. we are going to be discussing companies, including apple versus samsung. >> good morning. it is jobs day. i am tom keene. with me is scarlet fu and alix steel. i am really looking at wages this morning. i want to see the wage dynamic. scarlet fu is looking maybe to build up the wage in bitcoins. >> a lot of people are wondering if it is in a bubble. alan greenspan believes so. to give mywant opinion. >> of course not. outlawed trading in the currency. bank of america initiated coverage with a target of $1300. matt dowd, political analyst, is with fast as guest host for the hour can you say this is something that washington needs to get up to speed on really quickly. >> i do not have concerns because i think -- that coin is the canary in the coal mine for what we will face in the next 10 years, cyber currency. there are lots of questions about whether or not there are algorithms and it can last over the course of the long haul, cyber currency is here to stay and somebody is going to be th
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
came during a foreign policy conversation at a washington think tank forum. nbc's kristen welker is live for us at the white house. kristen, did the president successfully sell his deal today? >> reporter: well, craig, i think that remains to be seen. but that is what he was doing. he was trying to sell this deal to the skeptics here in the united states, but also to israelis, a lot of israeli journalists in the audience there today. if you look at the polls inside israel, a lot of folks don't like this deal. so president obama trying to convince them of the merits of this deal, making the point that, look, it is a test. it's a six-month freeze of iran's nuclear program that will be tested by inspectors who will go into the country and determine their level of seriousness. he also made the point that of the $100 billion worth of sanctions, this scales back about $7 billion of those, leaving the main sanctions in place. here's a little bit more of what he had to say this afternoon. take a listen. >> if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
budget deal and number of challenging foreign policy issues. >> difficult for commuters in washington. snow, ice, rain has millions slipping and slide ago long the northeast coast. >> drivers from new york city to boston face the fine line between rain and freezing rain. this storm stretches from alabama all the way through new england. the philadelphia area has been especially hard hit. jenn of our philadelphia station kyw is in nearby brenmar. >> reporter: we were supposed to get a few inches yesterday. by mid afternoon we found ourselves in the middle of a full blown snowstorm. snow covered roads proved deadly after a driver was struck and killed after he got out of his car after a minor crash. the 50 car pileup left dozens stranded for hours on the turnpike. across the state, the storm's power took many by surprise. >> the storm came out of nowhere. it just hit us. >> reporter: drivers found themselves spinning out or maneuvering vehicles on foot. at philadelphia international airport, more than eight and a half inches of snow fell forcing the ground stop for fl
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
the level of dizzy content among low paid foreign workers in this strictly governed city-state. comarls stratford,-- charles stratford, al jazeera. >>> next on al jazeera, we'll talk to a man who witnessed mandela's policies firsthand. the man known only as madiba. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. time is ticking for congress. on a laundry list of items. including that new spending bill. the bill would avoid another government shutdown. the house is scheduled to close for christmas on friday. >>> central african republic, african force he will be air lifted by american forces, they will also air lift equipment into that country. sectarian violence has engulfed the central african republic since march. >>> preparations for nelson mandela's funeral are taking place in kunu, scheduled to stay place on sunday. >>> as the world leaders gather in south africa, many have extraordinary stories to share about nelson mandela. earlier, i talked to the former ambassador to south africa, delano lewis. first of all, your reflections back on the man. >> well the reflections i mu
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